CHARLESTON, W.V. – Senate President Jeff Kessler (D-Marshall) announced today that the West Virginia Blue Book, now in its 92nd printing, is available for the first time on the West Virginia Legislature’s website. First published in 1916, the Blue Book is a comprehensive reference guide on current officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government; federal officers; and, political leaders.
“For 92 years the West Virginia Blue Book has been an essential guide for students and researchers on the latest State government information and statistics,” says Kessler. “I am pleased that the same detailed information is now available to everyone through the Legislature’s website.”
The Blue Book also contains information on state and federal agencies; the U.S. and State Constitutions; and statistics on counties, municipalities and statewide organizations. It is published every year by the Senate Clerk’s office.
Senate Clerk Joseph M. Minard says the 2012 Blue Book is the result of hard work by Senate Parliamentarian Karl Lilly, now retired Senate Clerk Darrell E. Holmes and Legislative Services’ staff. “Everyone involved in putting together this book takes great pride in its publishing, both in print and now online,” says Minard.
The West Virginia Blue Book can be found online at http://www.legis.state.wv.us. Individual chapters can be found on the Senate Clerk’s page at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Senate1/clerk.cfm.